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Chinese Wooden Door of Hope Doll Representing Mourner

Lot Number: 
11
12" (30 cm.) Carved wooden head with natural polished finish,tinted eyes,brows,and shaded lips,black painted pate with long black queue,firmly stuffed muslin body. Condition: generally excellent,hempen jacket is very frail. Comments: Shanghai Door of Hope mission doll,circa 1930,representing a Mourner with two layer off-white linen robes over striped white silk pants with blue stripes,linen slippers,carrying cloth silk tassels,elaborately woven wide-brimmed straw hat. Value Points: a rare variation of the Mourner series by Door of Hope,the doll was gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1956.
Realized Price: 
$950
Presale Estimate: 
900/1500